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10-18-2006, 04:32 PM
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24x40", acrylic on canvas.
Thanks for looking!
10-18-2006, 06:34 PM
Just had this idea which seems much better.
10-18-2006, 06:56 PM
great wip, great painting, and great revision ...:thumbsup:
10-18-2006, 08:00 PM
Oh, love the colors. Thanks for posting the WIPs.
10-18-2006, 08:23 PM
Violet and Sue...Thanks! A few more changes to make.
10-18-2006, 08:53 PM
This painting's a real winner.
I love the sense of distance that you've achieved in it.
The smoke rising into the air was a nice touch.
BTW, I think what you did with the mountains in step #5 was a big improvement to an already great painting.
Thanks for posting it as a WIP.
10-18-2006, 09:04 PM
great wip to a fantastic scene!
10-18-2006, 09:24 PM
So interesting to see your wip, I love your palette..
No suggestions you have a winner in my eyes!!!!!
10-18-2006, 09:49 PM
Steve, Doc and JJ - thanks for the encouragement!
This is the first painting after Ken Auster's DVD arrived a couple days ago. Watched it twice so far, 3.5 hrs on three discs. Trying to apply his teaching.
Main point I needed to hear: Apply atmospheric persepctive to everything. Sure, it makes mountains receed, I knew that. But horizontal surfaces? News to me.
So the grass goes from a middle green getting gradually cooler and lighter clear across the pond. Really makes it "lay down". Also the same for the trees in the mid-ground to background.
Limited palette: Red, Yellow, Blue, Black and White...as recommended by Ken. Impossible to mix a bad color.
Well the atmospheric perspective is working really well - you have achieved a great sense of space in this painting. I particularly like the use of complementary colours to detail the grass in the foreground- fabulous
10-19-2006, 02:43 AM
Ruth - Auster exaggerates the atmospheric perspective to fine effect. This doesn't really lend itself very well for that purpose. Will try again.
10-19-2006, 04:22 AM
This is probably not what you want to hear. I like your painting, but I liked the first step best.:( :o
10-19-2006, 12:13 PM
"This is probably not what you want to hear...", - Connie
All comments and opinions are welcome, no need to apologize for an honest feeling.
10-19-2006, 01:55 PM
There is a lot to be said for the first step, even though its only an underpainting it could as Connie suggested stand on its own
10-19-2006, 02:39 PM
"There is a lot to be said for the first step..."
"Under every good painting is a good abstract design." Ken Auster
10-19-2006, 03:13 PM
well... actually I was referring to the first step I was able to see!:lol: but yes without good bones Beyonce would be Oprha
10-19-2006, 03:38 PM
"the first step I was able to see."
CAn you see all the posts?
10-19-2006, 03:58 PM
CAn you see all the posts?
that is what is so good about Art - the need, even the necessity, of seeing with clarity, else be as one in dire need of correcting nearsightedness....
10-19-2006, 05:27 PM
More adjustments...removed the vertical strokes in the furthest mountain.
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